75 years of excellence in space science

LASP's 75th Anniversary

A decade before NASA was founded, LASP was established as the Upper Air Laboratory (UAL) in 1948. The UAL was organized at CU Boulder to develop pointing controls for captured World War II rockets to be used for scientific research.

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May 16, 2024

LASP designated first Center of Excellence for Capacity Building in CubeSat Technologies

Tom Woods received the prestigious 2023 NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal. Credit: LASP

May 8, 2024

LASP’s Tom Woods awarded NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal

May 6, 2024

Hellish Venus may have lost its water quickly

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LASP researcher Briana Indahl (right) discusses the SPRITE CubeSat mission with NASA Heliophysics Division Director Joe Westlake (second from right), LASP CubeSat Program Lead Amal Chandran (middle), Heliophysics Division Deputy Director Peg Luce (third from left), NASA Space Weather Director Jamie Favors (second from left), and LASP Director Dan Baker during a tour of the Astrophysical Research Lab in April 2024. Credit: LASP

April 29, 2024

LASP welcomes NASA Heliophysics leadership

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At LASP, we are committed to creating an environment that is respectful and inclusive. We believe this is fundamental to enabling peak creativity, innovation, and curiosity. Our unique individual experiences and points of view drive discovery. We strive to advance equity and inclusion and to educate the next generation of diverse leaders in space research.

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